How do I know a self-employed tradesman is qualified to do what I want to hire them to do?

How do I know a self-employed tradesman is qualified to do what I want to hire them to do?

When hiring self-employed tradesmen to complete certain stages of a construction project, it’s important to be confident they are the right individual for the job. The first question that should come to mind: are they qualified?

Using an unqualified worker to complete vital stages of a construction project can result in an unsafe finished product, potentially at great cost to your business. To avoid this, you should always check that a worker is qualified to do their job before hiring them. Do this simply by asking to see their credentials. Self-employed workers have a duty to declare their qualifications to potential employers, but if you are still unsure, looking further at their qualifications and credentials may help you to make your decision.

If you frequently use sub-contractors such as self employed tradesmen, it may be a good idea to put a sub-contractor assessment scheme in place if you haven’t already as a way of screening sub-contractors before employing them to protect your business’ reputation.

For more information on hiring sub-contractors, or to book a Free Health & Safety Review, call Jonny on 0844 8797286.

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Northern Accountants

Sarah and the team at Quest have provided us HR support since January 2013.

Quest Consulting Services provided us with a comprehensive employment structure with contacts and a handbook and have been on hand to help me deal with the occasional issue I have faced with team members through their telephone support service.

As our personal Consultant, Sarah provides a quality, professional and complete service which is great value for money.

Northern Accountants

Off Limits Corporate Events

Sarah has transformed our HR and has introduced systems that have taken lots of hassle away from staffing issues within our company.

We have worked with Sarah and her team for 5 years and in this time our business has grown considerably. With telephone support available for all our Managers as they need it plus Sarah and her team proactively keeping us updated on changes in legislation we are reassured that we are in safe hands.

The HR software that Quest implemented also helps us keep on top of the routine aspects of HR such as holiday bookings, recording absence, holding personnel records which then allows Sarah and her team easy access to give us relevant advice.

Our Managers have also benefited from workshops run by Sarah to help develop their skills on handling issues such as disciplinary, appraisals, recruitment etc….

The support of Quest is invaluable and provides a much more cost effective solution than employing a HR Manager in house.

Off Limits Corporate Events

10 Associates

Why would anybody NOT have Sarah working 'alongside' their business?

I've known Sarah for many years and she's always been there for me and the business when her wealth of knowledge has been called upon.

We have used Sarah and her team to handle our contracts, handbook and Health & Safety and they are readily available on the telephone when needed or on site at our premises.

Highly recommended.

10 Associates

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